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EPLI: On the EEOC’s List: Protection for Transgendered Employees

Recent EEOC Activity Looks at Transgender Discrimination in the WorkplaceRecent EEOC Activity Looks at Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace

Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner may be making all the headlines with recent revelations of his transition to becoming a woman, but it’s the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that’s working to protect transgendered employees under Title VII. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. 

Transgender …

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UPDATE: EEOC Releases Proposal Details on Wellness Incentives

UPDATE EEOC Releases Proposal Details on Wellness IncentivesEEOC Seeks to Reconcile ADA & ACA Compliance for Workplace Wellness Plans

Over a week ago we wrote about the EEOC’s proposed new rule to clarify the implementation of workplace wellness plans and mitigate the potential for conflict between the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACT). Now, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has made the proposed rules public.

In its proposed rules, the EEOC suggests …

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EPLI: EEOC Looks to Resolve ACA-ADA Issue with Wellness Programs

New EEOC Proposed Rule Aims to Clarify Potential Violations with Workplace Wellness ProgramsNew EEOC Proposed Rule Aims to Clarify Potential Violations with Workplace Wellness Programs

In October 2014 we highlighted the confusion over wellness programs in the wake of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which encourages these plans, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which alleged that some programs were discriminatory and violated the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). In fact, the EEOC has filed a few lawsuits against companies claiming …

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Workplace Harassment: A Major Employment Practices Problem

Employment Practices Liability Insurance Provides Cover for Workplace HarassmentEmployment Practices Liability Insurance Provides Cover for Workplace Harassment

Workplace harassment is approximately 30% of all charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). As a result, the agency is working to leverage its resources to have a greater impact on this persistent employment practices problem. This translates to identifying underlying problems in workplaces and industries where the EEOC sees recurring patterns of harassment, developing strategies focused on …

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Employment Practices: Federal Agencies Offer Guidance on Background Checks

Employment Practices Federal Agencies Offer Guidance on Background ChecksEEOC and FTC Issue Informal Guidance on Background Checks for Job Applicants

In March, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released two short guides explaining how both agencies’ respective laws apply to background checks performed for employment purposes. One guide is available for employers, the other for employees.

“The laws enforced by the EEOC and the FTC intersect on the issue of employment …

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EEOC Discusses Social Media and Potential for Employment Practices Violations

EEOC Discusses Social Media and Potential for Employment Practices ViolationsQuestions Raised Over Employer Use of Social Media for Hiring, Recruiting and More

The way in which we communicate (texting, social sharing, posting) has evolved over the last several years so much so that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) organized a “listening session” just a couple of weeks ago to discuss the potential risks of social media with regard to employment practices. The session come about as a …

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EEOC and New Legislation Focuses on Pregnant Employees and Discrimination

EEOC and New Legislation Focuses on Pregnant Employees and DiscriminationReview of Company Policies, Employment Practices Liability Insurance Key

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has made it clear to employers that its goal is to continue to proactively focus on discrimination allegations, including those related to pregnancy. When it first made the announcement back in 2012, it immediately filed four high-profile pregnancy discrimination cases. In fact, the EEOC for 2012 recovered more than $14 million in settlements involving …

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ADA Compliance Critical as EEOC Charges Hit Record Highs

ADA Compliance Critical as EEOC Charges Hit Record HighsEmployers Taking Measures to be ADA-Compliant

The Americans Disability Act (ADA) of 1990 was enacted to prohibit discrimination and ensure equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. Then in 2009, under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), the term “disability” was broadened, making it easier for individuals to establish a medical condition and receive protection under …

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EEOC Focused on Reducing, Deterring Workplace Discriminatory Practices under SEP

EEOC Focused on Reducing, Deterring Workplace Discriminatory Practices under SEPSet Priorities Establish EEOC’s Targets in Employment Practices Violations

Last December, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) established and approved its Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for fiscal years 2013-2016, designed to set priorities and integrate all components of the agency’s private, public, and federal sector enforcement. According to the EEOC, SEP’s purpose is to focus and coordinate the agency’s programs to have a sustainable impact in reducing and deterring …

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